2012 Morgan Plus 8 review – What Car?

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Morgan Plus 8

2012 Morgan Plus 8

The Morgan Plus 8 will be to most, because the overall has barely changed since the version was launched in 1968.

the skin, however, this Plus 8 is built on the same as the £100,000 Morgan Aero while power comes a V8 engine that’s a version of the one in the previous-generation BMW 550i.

What’s the Morgan Plus 8 like to

Unlike most new cars, the 8 has few electronic safety aids. steering and anti-lock brakes you’re on your own.

the powerful engine and rear-wheel-drive the Plus 8 never feels as it’s going to bite – as suggests it might with on tap and no stability control to rein it in.

of the reassurance comes from the which is sharp and precise.

This sharpness is further by firm suspension, which everything stable, although it make the ride jittery on surfaces.

The Plus 8’s has changed little since its launch

Another disappointment is the automatic gearbox, which more suited to a relaxed than a sports car. slide the lever into override and it feels usefully The barking blips of the throttle come with downshifts are a to hear.

At idle, or at work, the V8 engine a growling soundtrack that becomes irritating.

What’s the Morgan Plus 8 like

There’s no clock in the Plus 8, and no real surprise for a cabin looks much like forgot.

The only nod to modern – a CD-player – is tucked away out of sight. Elsewhere on the dashboard, the and rev counter are centrally mounted, most of the other functions are with a row of small buttons down.

There’s no clock in the cabin time forgot

Morgan Plus 8

The hood solid and is easy enough to up if it starts to rain, but you might get wet securing the fastenings.

Day trips are the limit of the Plus 8, considering there’s no boot, and you’ll be wedging luggage behind the and in the passenger footwell.

Should I buy one?

Don’t be by the Plus 8’s classic the new engine and chassis mean it extremely well – better the more expensive Aero, in

There are, however, a few most notably the £82,500 Anyone paying this then frown at the interior which is not up to the standard found in priced rivals.

What other £85,000 won’t provide as readily is the feeling that comes owning, driving and looking at the 8.

We think the Plus 8’s to drive than its 100K Coupe sibling

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